Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 303

Price Realized: $ 4,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SIGNED BY BIERSTADT AND SMILLIE BIERSTADT, ALBERT. Rocky Mountains. Hand-colored engraved print by James Smillie after a painting by Bierstadt, showing a Plains Indian encampment at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, 25x34 inches sheet size (635x865 mm); dampstaining in left margin just entering image, 3 inch closed tear in lower margin away from image, 3 inch abrading in a narrow line on image (may be overcolored); Signed in pencil by Bierstadt and Smillie beneath the image. A little restoration would return this print to its former glory. New York: Edward Bierstadt, 1866

Additional Details

The print has an imprint line but lacks a title and the names of Bierstadt and Smillie. It may possibly be a Proof-before-Letters.